What is ‘intelezi’?

2012-08-18 00:00

UNIVERSITY of KwaZulu-Natal Professor Jabulani Maphalala said yesterday that intelezi had been used in many wars, including Isandlwana, Ncome and the Bhambatha Rebellion.

The procedure required men to abstain from sleeping with their wives or being in direct contact with women. They had to be in an isolated place when they applied the muthi from a particular sangoma.

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